Bra fitting help » Too shallow? Looks okish but feels awful
Curvy Kate » Lifestyle Plunge Bra (CK5711) » 30D 30:4
Motivated by earlier feedback here, I decided to give Curvy Kate another try. My size is closer to a 28DD but not many CK models come in this size, so I gave 30D a try. I really like the looks of the Lifestyle Plunge but unfortunately it does not quite fit... The main fit issue is that the bra moves down in the front and I hope someone can help me troubleshoot and understand what I should look out for in the future. I can see a couple of potential reasons: The band is definitely too large. It fits firm but I can pull it away a bit too much from my body. The bigger issue is though that the cups seem too shallow. There seems to be some wrinkling in the bottom of the cups. Other issues include me not filling out the top of the cups due to being FOB and some nipple chafing/the mesh fabric being a bit itchy.
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I actually do think it is a bit too shallow. When an unlined bra is too shallow, it creates that wrinkling on the side (inner or outer) because your breasts are pushing it to the limits, projection-wise. The band is obviously too loose but you know that. I'm not sure curvy Kate unlined bras as for you, in general. They lack projection in the "smaller" sizes, they usually require FOT and center full shapes, which I don't see often in smaller sizes anyway so, why would they design their bras like that?
Just by looking at the fit of this bra, it LOOKS mostly okay. Only things I'd suggest are a shorter cup height, more projection, tighter band, avoiding CK (up to you, I just think most of their bras wouldn't suit your shape).
Updated on July 2, 2021 Flag this
I've experienced the same chafing and itch from some unlined/mesh bras but not with others. If you're able to find out the type of lace/mesh you could make note of it and try to avoid it in the future. I had a few Freya styles that were so bad I couldn't wear them for more than an hour. I considered pasties or sewing some material into the bra but it wasn't worth the effort for me.
Updated on July 3, 2021 Flag this